reply to post by Mr Erisian
Im in the same boat to a degree, been interested in UFO's (and all things paranormal and conspiratorial... especially interested in Bigfoot) since I
was a little 3 year old reading/looking at the pictures the paranormal books in the bookshelf of our old house as I grew up.
Grew up with Mom telling me stories of her watching from her porch at night, V formations of lights flying over the Tokaroa bush and pine logging
forests where she lived as a kid (1940's early 50's). She also had alot of books about UFO contact and the like such as Amdamski's books which I
grew up reading (although I have rather changed opinions on Adamski and a few others like him from his era).
I would say I only have a single UFO experiance but i dont count it as one all that much since it was so short, and so long ago its a little hazzy
Back in 88 or 89 I was walking home from primary school (would have been about 3:30 pm I would assume) I was about 9years old or so was walking up my
road (which was quite steep and was right next to the local beach and coast line) with a friend and there was two other kids we knew about 10 yards in
front of us further up the road, I looked up and out over the valley out to the sea and noticed Oh a good 200 foot up either over the bottom of our
road or given the angles when I think about it now (if it was out over the beach it would have been a good 400 meters away if it was over the bottom
of the road it would have been about 200), out over the beach was basically a silver sphere or near sphere like object given the distance probably
either 15-30 maybe 40 feet across.
Now I say 'wow look at that a UFO!' as all excitable kids tend to do and turn to my friend and tell him and point it out and my friend sees it and
we yell and tell the kids in front 'hey look at that' and they suddenly start pointing at it and yelling 'Ufo! ufo!', I turn back to get another
look at it as they start this pointing and yelling and I find that its gone completely from view, nothing to see anywhere which was kinda
disappointing since I only got to really see it for that initial 3 seconds or so before turning away to tell the others. We all go home and i tell mom
about it, never found out what the other kids thought... which was stupid of me.
Still not sure what it was to this day since it looked to damn similar to a released silver balloon pretty much, the only thing that makes me think
otherwise is the reaction of the other kids and the fact one moment it was there and the next gone completely. It was motionless, no visible string
underneath and real reflective, and given the distance pretty large for a balloon. If it was a balloon it timed its 'pop' pretty good but I didnt
see any silver balloon parts drifting down to the ground so who knows.
Might have been a UFO might have been a simple silver balloon some poor kid lost.
Anyway sorry about that long story, but like you I believe but haven't got any first hand experiences of note. My beliefs in the field take in a
little of every thing and i temper it all with a little pessimism after all theres some nutty theories out there that might be true but a good chance
they aint... guess ill just have to take my chances with hedging my bets both ways.
heh hey Converge nice to see someone else with a slightly 'odd' mother who had their interests peaked (although alot more for me it seems) by their
stories as a kid.
I was lucky growing up in a house surrounded by numerous books, we had and still have bookshelves where next to astronomy guides and books on the
universe you'll also find books about UFO's and the paranormal, natural wonders, ancient civilizations and every other type of book in between. Some
kids i knew grew up with almost nothing like that in their houses... its even worse these days.
Although these days I live out in a rural town not to far from where my mom grew up, seen umteen shooting stars, iridium satellite flareups, fall
stars, even a really amazing bluegreen iron bollide metor streak over the night sky here. Saw a impressive white shooting star breakup a month ago
directly above me while i was doing my nightly vigil. I did see an odd sight of 4 slow moving 'satellites' 3 moving in a straight line with 1 off to
the left a distance moving parallel to the front one a year ago but im sure they where satellites although ive never seen a string of satellites ever,
never ever, and ive seen alot of satellites in my life. So that ones still 'undecided'...
[edit on 11-2-2009 by BigfootNZ]